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Design Teams Challenged to Develop Disaster Ready Robots

This past weekend, disaster ready robot design teams competed in California. The winning design team will be awarded $2 million for research efforts. The purpose of the competition was to challenge teams to develop robots to assist in disasters.  The robots were judged on the ability ...

Shape-Shifting Robots Possible Reality in Near Future

Engineers will be interested in a new discovery from researchers at North Carolina State. Straight from the movie series, Terminator, liquid metals are now a reality. The “T-1000” liquid metal shape-shifting assassin may soon be a reality as well. The self-propulsion and shape-shifting ...

Firefighting Robots Ready to Fight

Machines have truly changed the way we live our lives. From something as small as a cellphone to something huge like an airplane, machines have made our lives much easier.But what is the next step in technology? The answer is in the form of multiple robots that are being designed every day. From sm ...

New Snake Robots Could Aid Search-and-Rescue

Daniel Goldman Ph. D is an Associate Professor of biomechanics at Georgia Technology in Atlanta, and he conducted a study of the North American desert-dwelling sidewinder rattlesnake. Professor Goldman is interested in the snake because of its graceful movements and its ability to climb sandy slope ...

Autonomous Robots Against Power Failures

Every facet of science and technology, be it computer science or medical sciences, is expanding day by day without any hint of slowing down. What we didn’t think possible a decade ago is done today on a regular basis and what we can’t imagine happening today will be achieved somewhere i ...

Programming the Future

Good programming is about being both logical and literal. Literally.There’s a good joke floating around (not literally) about a programmer who gets sent to the shop by his wife with the instructions “get a loaf of bread, oh, and if you see eggs – get a dozen!” So naturally, ...